We’re Prepair NZ. A bit like an older sister, we bring you real talk about relationships, emotional abuse and self-love.
The best part? We’d never steal your makeup, clothes or your boyfriend.
We know it’s confusing out there gal. Maybe your bestie is in a shitty relationship and you don’t know what to say or do. Or, you’re not sure how to navigate the awkward ‘what are we’ conversation. Yep, we’ve been there before.
You need a clear voice to cut through the BS. Someone who you can trust. A sister who delivers love, sometimes the tough sort. And babe, that’s us.
Growth can be painful. The self-love journey can be messy. Relationships can be hella scary. So, whether you need advice at 3am or some tips to level up your self-love game, that’s what we’re here for.
We’re a team of sisters in our 20’s who believe self-love is the secret sauce to any healthy relationship. Why? Because our relationship with our self sets the tone for our relationship with others.
Our work equips young women with the tools they need to say no to emotional abuse. We give our sisters permission to love themselves deeply. To only settle for the healthy relationship they deserve. To feel secure, safe and free to be the best version of themselves.
So how did we get started? Our story began in December 2015. Prepair’s founder Irene was reading a blog post while waiting to board a plane. The blog called out jealousy, blame and intensity as emotionally abusive behaviours. Behaviours that she had experienced in a previous relationship - without knowing it was abusive.
All Irene could think about was the dreams and goals of young women, that are often cast aside because of emotional abuse. About the women who are left feeling unworthy, helpless and worst of all, don’t even realise they’re in an emotionally abusive relationship.
It was in that moment that Irene thought “I’ve got to do something about this.” And so she did.
We could take you through every chapter in our story - like when Irene spoke her truth on the TEDx stage, only to receive a standing ovation. Or when we partnered with Glassons to sell our merchandise, prompting thousands of women to rep a rose tee in a statement of self-love. How we reach sisters across NZ, through workshops, meetups, speaking events and social media campaigns.
But babe, we’d rather just invite you to become part of our story.
We reckon you can help make our vision a reality. Our organisation is made up of storytellers, blue sky thinkers and babes who like to get sh*t done. Whether you’d like to volunteer your time, step up and tell your story, participate in a workshop or help fund our next big campaign, we’d love to hear from you.
Our story has made Prepair NZ so much more than a traditional charity. It’s come to stand for a way of being - adamant, unshakeable and courageous, fueled by an unwavering self-love and bound by the unbreakable bond of sisterhood.
That’s a story worth reading.